Stephen Moyer wrapped shooting the new horror film, The Barrens, which was shot in Canada, a couple of weeks ago and although it’s hard to believe, it seems that parts of the film are already being shown. Darren Lynn Bousman, the writer/director has previewed it at the American Film Market.
Shock Till Your Drop saw about five minutes of the film, and the scene they saw showed off star Stephen Moyer’s haggard new look and hinted at a potential creature lurking in the woods.
Here’s what they saw:
The scene began with Moyer’s character, Richard, stumbling through the woods. He’s holding the carcass of what appears to be a decaying animal. Richard barely makes it to a pond (or creek) before he throws up. White vomit spills onto the carcass which he tosses into the water.
With bloodshot eyes, stubble and unkempt hair, Richard looks like a mess.
After disposing of the body, he hears something; thinks he has spied something hiding in the brush. We can’t tell what it is, it’s just a shape. Richard pulls out a pocket knife and approaches this thing until he is stopped by Ryan (Scream 4′s Erik Knudsen).
The two exchange some dialogue (the two are camping close to one another) before Richard launches into a story about the Jersey Devil legend and mother Leeds. We see Leeds in flashback, carrying her child down to the water (Bousman’s usual flashy visual touch carries us between the past and present). As Richard wraps up his story, creeping Ryan out a bit in the process, he spies that thing hiding in the brush again: A dark mound moving along the ground.
“Do you see that?” Richard asks Ryan.
“See…what?” Ryan asks, clearly not seeing what Richard is seeing.
And with that, the scene ends. A pretty good teaser that builds a modicum of mystery. Is this thing Richard sees all in his head? What’s with the animal corpse?